Returning this year to 2017 Festival of the Holidays at Epcot is the Feast of the Three Kings!
Inspired by food and drinks of the Caribbean, the kitchen pays homage to the Día de los Reyes Magos, a holiday celebrated in the Caribbean, Latin America and Spain, not only with the food but also with history, as you get to learn about the celebration itself.
The Feast of the Three Kings features drinks like Coquito (with and without rum) and dishes like a roasted pork with mashed yucca and pickled green bananas, the very traditional Three Kings Bread and a shredded beef tamale with avocado crema.
Feast of the Three Kings
Dine like royalty as you enjoy scrumptious foods and delicious drinks of the Caribbean. Inspired by the story of the Magi, this holiday kitchen celebrates the tradition of Three Kings’ Day—El Dia De Los Reyes Magos.
- Shredded Beef Tamale with Avocado Crema and Cilantro Rice
- Roasted Pork with Smashed Yuca and Pickled Green Bananas
- Three Kings Bread
- Presidente Pilsner, Dominican Republic
- Coquito with a Bacardi® Rum Floater
- Coquito (non-alcoholic)
Here’s the recipe for Epcot’s Three Kings Bread so you and your family and make it and enjoy it at home!
Three Kings Bread
- 4 eggs
- 1/4 cup water
- 1/3 cup sugar
- 4 tablespoons butter, at room temperature
- 4 tablespoons shortening
- 1/8 teaspoon salt
- Zest of 1 orange
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 3- 3 1/2 cups bread flour
- 4 teaspoons instant yeast
- 1/2 cup shortening
- 1/3 cup sugar
- 1/2 cup cake flour
- 1 egg
- 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
- 3-4 tablespoons milk
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 1 egg
- 16 Maraschino cherries, chopped
- Red and green sugar
1. Place the eggs and water in the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with a dough hook.
2. Add the sugar, butter, shortening, salt, orange zest, vanilla, and 3 cups of the bread flour to the mixing bowl. Sprinkle instant yeast on top of the flour.
3. Knead on medium speed for 12 minutes, until soft dough forms. Dough will be slightly sticky. If dough is not soft after 12 minutes, add 1/4 cup of flour at a time and knead for 1 additional minute.
4. Portion the dough into 16 balls on two baking sheets lined with parchment paper. Cover and let rise in a warm place for 1 hour, until doubled in size.
FOR SUGAR PASTE:
1. Cream shortening, sugar, and cake flour in the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with a paddle attachment.
2. Add egg and mix, making sure to scrape the sides of the bowl, until well blended.
3. Set aside.
1. Whisk powdered sugar, 3 tablespoons of the milk, and vanilla extract together until smooth.
2. Add additional tablespoon of milk, if needed.
3. Set aside.
FOR THREE KINGS BREAD:
1. Preheat oven to 325°F.
2. Beat egg and brush on top of dough.
3. Pipe the sugar paste in an “x” over the top of the balls of dough.
4. Bake for 15-20 minutes, until golden brown.
5. Cool for 15 minutes and top with glaze.
6. Sprinkle red and green sugar and chopped maraschino cherries on top of glaze.
You can also find delicious food at Las Posadas holiday kitchen near Mexico. They are serving one of my favorite dishes for the holidays: Buñuelo Navideño – a thin round fried pastry, drizzled with honey and dusted with cinnamon and brown sugar. Delicioso!
Epcot International 2017 Festival of the Holidays takes place until December 30, 2017.
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